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16 days ago
tomkeo
Since I'm trying to downsize this is not for me even though it is right here in Grants Pass, Oregon. Most of the engines are in pieces, so it may not actually be 25. I think I saw some 140 heads. The link is below.
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2 months ago
tomkeo
Trade completed--thanks to John's Corvair Parts. TomKeo
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2 months ago
tomkeo
I am also interested in one of those. I would like to be sure the cable operates smoothly. I purchased a NOS cable several years ago but it has some internal friction so it makes smooth engagement difficult. If it checks out, I'll take one. Tom Keosabaian
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2 months ago
tomkeo
I need two items for a race car I'm working on: no.1- A passenger side outside door handle (L/M) with push button and internal rod. Does not need to be perfect condition. no.2- A rear deck, hood release latch, (L/M). The part that mounts behind the license plate. I have a NOS (never used) oil pickup screen and a NOS crankcase vent tube for 64 thru 69 110 hp eng
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3 months ago
tomkeo
If I remember correctly, your dad had a '57 Vette with the 270 hp 283 that he bought new. Tomkeo
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3 months ago
tomkeo
These are photos from the motor I just sold. TomKeo
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3 months ago
tomkeo
The turn-key 140 engine is sold and on its way to Ohio. Thank you for your kind comments. Since there was so much interest in the Moore oil pan I'm posting a few more pictures, one showing the inside. The heat transfer fins on the Moore pan have a lot more surface area than the cones that the OTTO pan use. I worked with Jerry Moore (Sr) at Hughes Aircraft for many years. He was an
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4 months ago
tomkeo
Hello Fred K. Good to hear from you again--you asked the same questions the last time I posted this engine for sale. There is a difference between a Rebuilt engine and a Re-manufactured engine. The valves I used were low mileage with no valve stem wear. They will last just as long as new valves. The valve springs, of course, are new as are the lifters and rocker arm assemblies. I used the
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4 months ago
tomkeo
I initally listed this motor for sale last October and had over 1000 views but no buyers. Now that the Covid panic has diminished, I'm re-listing it again at a reduced price. This motor has been built to 1965 specs. (no lock-outs on secondary’s). The original crankcase (RB code) was damaged years ago and has been replaced with a 110 (RD code). Crankshaft: Nitrided 140 crank, Std. / S
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4 months ago
tomkeo
I've been hoping to find an opportunity to show-off my new signature photo. Tom Keosababian
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4 months ago
tomkeo
OK, here's my new signature test. Thanks to all for your help. TomKeo
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4 months ago
tomkeo
Here's my first attempt tomkeo Nuts--it just printed the link--I'll try again
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4 months ago
tomkeo
I need help--how do you get to the Personal Profile box as shown in wittsend post? tomkeo
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4 months ago
tomkeo
Phil, We bought a blanket from Jegs that doesn't work--it's 12 inches wide and about 8 inches too short. The straps don't reach the buckles and there's no way to protect it from the turbo crossover pipe. Do you have a source for the RCI or FASTTIME blankets? I like the VW blanket--it looks like it would fit if it's long enough. The bump for the clutch release ar
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5 months ago
tomkeo
I have flat-towed many different Corvairs behind many different vehicles, thousands of miles without a single problem. The last time I used it was to pick up a motorhome I had arranged to buy in Victorville, California. With my trusty tow bar behind the seats, I drove my '65 convertible down and picked up the motor home. On my race car, I normally use towing brackets mounted to the existin
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5 months ago
tomkeo
Check overall length of the top studs. If you're sure their not pulling out of the case, they may be stretching. I've seen them stretch a 1/4 inch or more. This is due to over-torqueing or over heating at some time. If the studs nearest the exhaust port are longer, it's probably heat. The cylinder studs on a Corvair are like springs--as the engine heats up, they have to stre
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5 months ago
tomkeo
In December 1963, I bought a brand new '64 turbo long-block from Chevrolet, (for less than $500), pulled the heads and took them in to Bill Thomas. I was building an engine for Bonneville and wanted some advice. I asked Mike Jones what I should do to the heads, he said "throw them away". "They really screwed-up" he added. I didn't use them. TomKeo
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5 months ago
tomkeo
ECP, you can find my videos (there are 2) on youtube under TVK Performance
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5 months ago
tomkeo
Regan, You are correct. On a front engine car, the scatter shield is a safety issue. On this Corvair, there is a steel cage that will support the motor if the bell housing fails. The only remaining issue is the pieces of shrapnel that would litter the course and would have to be cleaned up to protect other cars from tire damage. I think a blanket would take care of that problem to a great e
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5 months ago
tomkeo
Phil, Thanks for the update. The chief inspector now is a New Zealander named Steve Davies and yes, he is a Ralph Nader fan. (I guess he hasn't seen my video.) Is it possible DJ Safety can make another custom blanket? Do you have a part no? Thanks TomKeo
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5 months ago
tomkeo
Has anybody out there built or tried to build a 360 degree, 1/4 inch steel scatter shield for a Corvair bell housing? This item is now mandatory to run at Bonneville and as far as I know, nobody makes one. TomKeo
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6 months ago
tomkeo
Thanks for all the kind comments. I posted this video a couple weeks ago with some help from my friends Travis and Cody Heap. The "...Is it Safe?" video was taken by my daughter Robyn Martin. There is a second video which contains photos and 8mm films of the car on the Salt. My video channel is TVK Performance but some times it doesn't work. "Worlds Fastest Corvair"
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7 months ago
tomkeo
I don't know what they sell for now, but in 1968 the catalog price was $60. The last pair I bought from Cheverolet in 1972 cost about $70 each, with a discount. However the quality was terrible--the valve seats were sticking out of the combustion chamber and the fins weren't fully developed. I think they were selling rejects. TomKeo
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9 months ago
tomkeo
Yes, this is the first Devin C produced by Bill Devin in 1961. When it first appeared in Sports Car Graphic in May, 1961, it had a 80 hp junk yard motor from a Corvan with the super-low first gear ratio. Later when it was sold to Dave Lewis at Hollywood Sports Cars, it was equiped with a 98hp motor and a standard 4 speed. When Granatelli "borrowed" the car, he either installed t
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9 months ago
tomkeo
I probably have purchased 6 or 8 sets of bored cylinders from Clarks in recent years and have been very satisfied with their quality and consistency. I recently purchased a set of full finned cylinders for a .090" over motor and gave them the finished bore size I wanted and they measured spot-on. I feel the same about their balanced rods although I have only purchased one set from them. I
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10 months ago
tomkeo
All three have been sold. Thank You
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10 months ago
tomkeo
These fan pulleys will provide you the option of selecting the cooling fan ratio that suits your needs. Ratios available are 1.40:1, 1.32:1, 1.25:1, and 1.20:1. (Standard ratio is 1.58:1) For example, a lower ratio can dramatically improve acceleration in autocross events. Clarks part number C8705 is the belt to use with the vari-pulley. Can be used with E/M and L/M fans. (Used Parts) P
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10 months ago
tomkeo
This is the worlds fastest Corvair bodied car. Yes it is a BB Chevy and those pipes were hastily installed in 1966 in order to feed more air to the motor. I met Ed Cholakian (a fellow Armenian) and he is actually in the Cadillac restoration business. In 1969, he set a new record of 210 mph but in qualifying he recorded an official run of just under 220 mph.
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12 months ago
tomkeo
What happened to this thread??? I feel like I've been reading a mystery novel and somebody tore out the last page. TomKeo
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1 year ago
tomkeo
Of course this motor has USED cylinder heads. What other choice is there? In the 1960's, you could buy new, bare cylinder heads from GM for about $54 each. The last time I bought new heads was 1972 and they were junk--I never used them. Apparently Chevrolet was selling their inventory of foundry rejects in those final days. I used the 891 cam not because I'm cheap, but I prefer that
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